This live training on Wellness, Resiliency and Suicide Prevention in Police and Public Safety Psychology is presented by Michael J Craw, Ph.D., ABPP and Jay Nagdimon, Ph.D., ABPP.
This workshop provides critical knowledge for developing wellness and resiliency programs within law enforcement organizations. Integrated and structured programs including in-house psychological services, peer support, chaplains and wellness coordinators will be described. By creating a wide array of wellness and resiliency programs, agencies can provide service across the career span from academy training through retirement. Beyond treating psychological problems, the future of branding of wellness programs in law enforcement includes, peak performance, support for injured officers including pain management, nutritional counseling, increasing social support through technology and social media, and leadership development. Resiliency programs that are initiated and driven by multiple ranks, both civilian and sworn and supported by professional consultation from Police Psychologists generate the most sustained change. How wellness and resiliency programs relate to suicide prevention and alcohol misuse prevention in law enforcement will be discussed. For those currently or aspiring to provide direct clinical services to police officers, the sub-specialty of suicide assessment in law enforcement clinical settings will be described.
If you would like to ‘attend’ this workshop but cannot travel to Palo Alto – consider virtual attendance. We are pleased to offer virtual attendance for all our workshops via ZOOM. Virtual attendees will be emailed all the details to connect via ZOOM and will be sent electronic copies of all materials.
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The intended audience for this workshop includes all mental health and allied professionals, including psychologists, social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists interested in police and public safety. This workshop is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced clinicians.
About the Presenters
Jay Nagdimon, Ph.D., ABPP is a police psychologist with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Behavior Science Service. He has provided over 100 critical incident debriefings included in-custody deaths, officer involved shootings and blood borne pathogen exposures. At Behavioral Science Services Dr. Nagdimon provides psychotherapy, assessment, program consultation and operational support. He has been a trainer at the LAPD’s Academy and Peer Support school since 2009. Previously he directed the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center and he was a Board Member of the American Association of Suicidology.
Dr. Michael J Craw is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of California and Board Certified in Clinical Psychology and Police & Public Safety Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is the Assistant Commanding Officer of Behavioral Science Services of the Los Angeles Police Department. Dr. Craw provides clinical services to law enforcement personnel and runs the daily operation at BSS. He consults on a wide range of Police Psychology topics for the LAPD including the psychology of crowd management, crisis negotiations, training for officers to interface with the mentally ill, leadership development, executive coaching and consultation on counterterrorism efforts. He specializes in developing programs to enhance hardiness and resiliency among law enforcement professionals including deep undercover federal agents. In 2011 he coauthored a book chapter entitled, Resilience and Leadership in Dangerous Contexts, featured in Leadership in Dangerous Situations published by the Naval Institute Press. In 2015 he was senior author on an article in Police Chief magazine entitled: Leadership in Mourning: Leading Personnel Through a Line-of-Duty Death, Suicide, or Other Tragedy.
The workshop begins promptly at 8:30am Pacific and will run until 4:30pm Pacific. We will be breaking for lunch from Noon – 1:00pm Pacific. In addition, we will take two, 15-min breaks at approximately 10:15am and 2:45pm Pacific.
Light refreshments will be provided for morning and afternoon breaks. Lunch is on your own. There are several places to eat within walking distance of the workshop location. If you’d like to bring your lunch, you are welcome to use our fridge and microwave.
This workshop will be video recorded and a camera crew will be on site to capture photos and video footage of Summer Training Institute. In person attendees will be asked to sign a media release, allowing us to use any footage we capture in our development and promotional materials. If you are asked to conduct an interview on camera and do not wish to do so, please simply decline the invitation. If you do not wish to appear on camera at all (as in even in a panned shot of the workshop room), please let us know so we can seat you in a location where you will not be captured on video.
Continuing Education Credit
This is a Live In-Person Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will be required to complete the evaluation for this workshop. No partial credit is available. Participants will earn 7 CE hours for this workshop upon full attendance and completion of the workshop evaluation. Certificates will be sent electronically as PDFs available for download and printing.
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